Print Email Speed-Clean Your Freezer Checklist Take your freezer from filthy to flawless in 20 minutes with this cleaning checklist. Save this checklist! Progress Saved Your progress has been saved **You've changed this checklist.** Remember to save your progress. See Your Saved Checklists | All Checklists done! Minutes 1 to 3: Unplug the refrigerator. Put on rubber gloves. Empty the ice from the freezer trays into a large cooler. Scrub the trays with water, liquid soap, and a sponge. Set aside to dry. done! Minutes 4 to 7: Unload the freezer. Ditch anything that has expired or is freezer-burned and covered in ice crystals. Put the rest in the cooler. done! Minutes 8 to 11 Remove the drawers and detachable shelves and place them in the sink. Scrub them well with soap, water, and a sponge. Set aside to dry.Note: Most freezers defrost every 8 to 12 hours. If yours has more than ¼ inch of ice on the base or walls, manually defrost it. Before proceeding to the next step, dip a rag in rubbing alcohol, then cover the ice. Chip away frost with a plastic spatula. done! Minutes 12 to 13: Follow the premeasured spray bottle to make a cleaner from 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 teaspoon dish soap. Shake to blend. done! Minutes 14 to 17: Douse the interior with the cleaner. Wipe down the walls and shelves with paper towels. done! Minutes 18 to 20: Plug the unit back in. Hang or place the odor fighter in the back. Return the shelves and food. Progress saved Progress SavedYour progress has been saved**You've changed this checklist.**Remember to save your progress.